Tag Archives: Establishing a Market Presence

Costa Rica: Top Export Opportunities

Is Central America a priority region for your company?  If so, sign up for the 2016 Trade Mission to Costa Rica to meet with prospective customers and partners! Costa Rica is an attractive market for exporters for several reasons: Costa Rica is among the largest 3 economies in Central America, measured by GDP Costa Rica… Read more

Virginia Companies Anticipate Business Success from Southeast Asia Trade Mission

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that several Virginia companies anticipate business success following participation in the 2015 Southeast Asia Trade Mission that took place October 26-30, 2015. VEDP led the Virginia delegation that included Cask LLC; ComSonics, Inc.; MarkLogic Corporation; Northland Forest Products; Pixia Corp; and Trex Company, Inc. The countries visited… Read more

Northland Forest Products Increases Export Sales

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that Northland Forest Products (NFP) has increased sales into its export markets as a result of VEDP’s international trade programs. The company graduated from the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program in 2013. Since that time, NFP has seen a steady increase in export sales. Through market… Read more

SBA Grant to Support Virginia’s International Trade Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has received $578,500 in grant funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program.  The STEP grant is designed to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and to raise the value of exports for those small businesses that are… Read more

Governor McAuliffe Announces 3rd Year of Going Global Defense Initiative

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has received $1.8 million in grant funding for a third year of its Going Global Defense Initiative (GGDI), administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP).  The GGDI was created to mitigate the negative impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy. Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe… Read more

Governor McAuliffe Announces Program for Coal & Energy Technology Companies

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the Go Global with Coal & Energy Technology (GGCET) program, a collaboration of the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) as a result of the Governor’s 2014 Energy Plan. Speaking about today’s announcement at an event in Bluefield, Virginia, Governor… Read more

Be Prepared for Local Customs at Your Next International Business Meeting

Business is done differently all around the world. As you prepare for your next international business trip, don’t forget to learn about local customs and business etiquette! Knowing whether to start off a meeting with small talk, a handshake, or an exchange of business cards can put you on the right path to forming relationships with overseas customers. To… Read more